Apprentice Chef - £20,856 PA Plus Service Charge

About the role

Location: The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst

Hours: Full Time, £20,856 PA Plus Service Charge

Location: THE PIG Hotel, Brockenhurst, Hampshire.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £20,856 PA Plus Service Charge

Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge. In the busy months our kitchen team have earnt up to £500 in service charge per month, whilst service charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.


Simplicity and generosity are vital factors to our menu. The most successful meals are often the most straight forward if they are cooked well and with the best ingredients…

We are looking for Apprentices (level 2 or 3) to join our award-winning Chef Academy, this is an apprenticeship like no other.

You will get to experience all the things that make the PIG’s unique, from craft training to foraging, smoking and curing meats, butchery. As a PIG Apprentice you will get to work on all sections of the kitchen to gain a full understanding.

There are many other activities outside of the kitchen you will take part in such as supplier visits, chocolate training and bread making.

With clear and proven career progression and expert guidance from our Training Provider - Umbrella. The apprenticeship is open to all ages, it is a 40-hour contract (5 out of 7 days)

You will get everything you need to start your new career in the kitchen, from a full knife set, uniform, Practical Cookery book and recipe journal, as well as access to a team with a wealth of knowledge and experience. You will also get a chance to work in other PIG kitchens this is a great opportunity for any budding chef.


Our menu changes daily, because of this, working for us is a very personal style of cooking. Our Apprentice Chefs come up with new ideas all the time!

We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your commitment to us you can expect something a little different:

  • Free on-site staff parking and meals on duty
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • 35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa treatments.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
  • A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.


To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.thepighotel.com

We are proud to have grown our group throughout the recent difficulties faced within our industry. With new openings upon the horizon, it’s a wonderful time to join us for a sustainable future.

Robin Hutson: ‘As with all good hospitality, THE PIG is fundamentally about people; it’s the personalities, passion, knowledge, and skills of the people we work with that somehow converge to creating THE PIG experience’.